Tooth decay, which is also known as a dental cavity, is a severe and dangerous dental issue that can damage your teeth and alter your oral health. Unfortunately, there are many things that cause tooth decay, and some of those things are:
-Poor oral hygiene: This means you forget to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse daily, and visit your dentist every six months. If you fail to do these things, the harmful, decay-causing substances in your mouth won’t be removed, which can lead to cavity development.
-Eating tooth-harming foods: This means eating sugary, high-carbohydrate, and acidic foods regularly. The sugar and carbohydrates promote cavity growth while the acid wears down the tooth enamel and gives the oral bacteria a chance to attack.
-Not exposing your teeth to fluoride: This means you fail to use fluoridated toothpaste, drink fluoridated water, use fluoride mouthwash, or receive a professional fluoride treatment regularly. Fluoride strengthens your tooth enamel and helps it keep tooth decay at bay. Without it, there is a high chance for cavities.
If you think you might have a cavity, it’s important to call our office and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Scott Chandler. The sooner you receive treatment, the better because the cavity can spread and make the problem worse.
Call Silver Creek Dental today at 801-465-1810 if you have any questions, if you would like to learn more, or if you need to schedule an appointment. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can!